When you and your spouse decide to dissolve your marriage, you may be wondering which divorce method is in your best interest. Notably, many have preferred mediation. However, this alternative method is only beneficial under certain circumstances. Follow along to find out whether you should hire a divorce mediator and how one of the proficient New York City divorce mediators at Zimmet Law Group, P.C., can be of service to you.
What is a divorce mediator?
A mediator is a natural third party that fosters productive conversations so that you and your former spouse can make compromises on your contested matters. Typically, a mediator will not give their opinion but instead offer guidance as to how a New York judge would likely rule on the contested matters.
Once these compromises are reached, then a mediator will create a separation agreement that you and your former spouse must review. And once this agreement is accepted, it will be filed with the New York court, where a judge will issue a Final Judgement of Divorce.
Why should I hire a divorce mediator?
A mediator, and the mediation route in general, piques the interest of many due to the following benefits it includes:
- Control: mediation will allow you and your former spouse to take control over how your divorce matters are settled. In litigation, a judge would use impersonal guidelines made by the state to make final rulings on your behalf.
- Communication: mediation is a relaxed environment that will allow you and your spouse to have open and honest conversations.
- Efficiency: mediation is a quick process that can be completed in just a handful of sessions. In litigation, the proceedings can take months or even a year.
- Cost-effective: mediation does not require you and your former spouse to pay court fees or attorney fees.
- Resolution: mediation will allow you and your former spouse to gain the tools you need to resolve any conflicts you may have in the future. This is ideal if you wish to remain amicable once you are separated and/or you share a minor child.
How do I know if mediation is right for me?
Although there are many benefits to mediation, there are only achievable if you and your former spouse go into the sessions willing and able to compromise on divorce matters such as alimony, child custody, child support, property division, etc. In other words, if you and your former spouse cannot stand to be in the same room as one another or communicated with one another, then this is probably not the best path for you.
If you require additional guidance with which road to take, do not hesitate in reaching out to one of the talented Manhatten divorce attorneys today.